Be a Hero

I’m not a good follower.

I was raised to be a leader and leader’s don’t follow very well. We’re a disappearing breed.

I received a sweet comment on a post from a follower. She said, “So grateful to be following you. Keep reminding us that simplicity is grace. #Unencumbered.” I admire her so much! I found her through a picture of a beat up Bible.

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Her Ragged Bible

She doesn’t post very often, but when she does I drink it up. She explains by saying, “Committing to writing has always been an adventurous discipline for me. Forgive me for not posting as quickly as my experiences occur. I am ever so grateful for the way Life is treating me and faithfully attuned to how God stands in the gaps of my unknowing.”

Well said my darling! If I were to write about everything God is doing in my life, I’d be writing every minute of the day. After seeing her picture, I looked around for my Bible. It has a cover on it for protection, so I knew it wouldn’t looked like hers, but the cover has some scars.

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My Bible

The scars resemble the two scars I have on my left breast from my Breast Cancer Journey. Mine are not that long, but they’re there. Heck, I was there, but I was covered.

My first thought was to take the cover off and it would soon begin to look like hers, but the cover is there for protection from the elements. You used to be able to leave her a comment, but her most recent post has comments disabled. Protection from the elements.

My darling Miss A, I hope you continue to post because you’re one of my few true heroes!

God’s got you covered. And so do I.

I’m Coming Out

I was standing at the counter of our local store, waiting to checkout. A more mature gentleman was standing behind me, and I turned around to wish him a ‘Good Morning.’ He asked, “Is it?”

I said, “Well, God woke me up to another day, so yes.” He looked at me and scoffed. Then said, “Oh, you must think you have it easy then.”

That was irritating, but I was nice. I smiled at him with my most gleaming smile and said, “No Sir. There isn’t anything easy about that.”

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When people ask me what faith, or religion I am, I just say, “I love God. We have a fascinating relationship.” Then comes the awkward moment where they don’t know how to respond. I just want one person to exclaim, “SAME!!!”, as we bump knuckles, or high five or whatever is cool nowadays.

It hasn’t happened yet, but that man made me ponder. Following God, and doing what He wants me to do, is not easy. It’s much easier to ignore all signs He gives me, and just keep forging straight ahead. Until I wake up in the dessert dying of thirst.

God saves me from myself and pulling of this world.  To follow our hearts and listen to that still small voice beckoning us to let go and let God.

Well my darlings…I’m coming out.